EAT YOUR MORALS: TANYA TAGAQ RELEASES NEW ALBUM ‘TONGUES’

 

Tanya Tagaq’s newest album, Tongues, enters deep chasms and dangerous spaces. Produced by Saul Williams and mixed by Gonjasufi, Tagaq’s Tongues speaks not to horrors and crisis, as previous Tagaq albums wordlessly, powerfully encircled, but directly of these things.

Tongues is a manual for inner and outer revolution, a victory over those who take without consent.

TO BE HONEST: SKYE WALLACE RELEASES NEW SINGLE “TRUTH BE TOLD”

 

Skye Wallace makes her Six Shooter debut with her new single, “Truth Be Told,” in which she holds a mirror to all the past versions of herself and reflects on how each imperfect fragment is a valuable piece worthy of love. Set against a backdrop of psychedelic rock vibes, “Truth Be Told” is a journey through Wallace’s psyche as she studies the ways in which each awkward flaw is an invitation to embrace the person she’s become. Sometimes it takes a good hard look in the mirror to see ourselves clearly.

CLAWS SHARPEN: TANYA TAGAQ RELEASES NEW SONG “TEETH AGAPE” WITH VIDEO

 

Never underestimate the power of the mothers, Tagaq warns with new song “Teeth Agape,” out today. From forthcoming album Tongues, produced by Saul Williams and co-produced by Gonjasufi, “Teeth Agape” makes a promise to protect.

Growling and gnashing over trancing pulses, Tagaq transforms into a creature ready to reckon with those who do harm. “Teeth Agape” follows “Colonizer” and title track “Tongues” as the lead up to the album release on Jan 21, 2022.

 

Animated by David Seitz.

HYMNAL HOMAGE: THE DEAD SOUTH SHARE “WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN”

 

The Dead South pay their respects to a legendary Nashville tune with their take on “Will The Circle Be Unbroken.” Beginning with gentle guitar-picking and stark vocals which are later joined by cello, banjo, and mandolin, their version takes on a mournful tone that lays bare the folk hymn’s sorrowful story of departure.

“Will The Circle Be Unbroken” will be featured on upcoming companion EPs Easy Listening For Jerks, Part I and II.

Check out the new shows added to the Served Cold Tour HERE.

 

MERRY & BRIGHT: ELLIOTT BROOD RELEASE THE CHRISTMAS LIFE EP

 

This holiday season Elliott BROOD are bringing Christmas cheer to one and all with a 3-song EP, The Christmas Life, featuring a merry reimagining of Run-D.M.C.’s “Christmas In Hollis” and festive satirical takes on The Louvin Brothers’ hit country songs, spinning murder ballads into sparkling yuletide tunes for the whole family with “Santa Is Real” and “The Christmas Life.” Take a sleigh ride down memory lane and embrace your inner child with these jingle-filled holiday tunes, out now.

CLIMATE CLARITY: THE VIOLET ARCHERS RELEASE TWIN SINGLES “KEEP IT IN THE GROUND” AND “QUIET THIS MORNING”

In “Keep It In The Ground” and “Quiet This Morning,” two new songs by The Violet Archers, frontman Tim Vesely makes his thoughts on the climate crisis clear. “I think of it as me expressing myself as an individual, and then hopefully striking a chord with other people who are thinking along the same lines, and then creating a vibration that’s a little bigger than myself,” Vesely says.

“Keep It In The Ground” employs Vesely’s natural indie pop sensibilities complete with a blues-based upbeat guitar riff, carrying his urgent warning message with gusto. “Quiet This Morning” has a ruminative pace and a post-apocalyptic approach that is equal in alarm. “The main thought in both songs is how we have failed to appreciate how good we’ve had it, how fortunate we’ve been to have hit this sweet spot in which we’ve been able to thrive as a species,” Vesely reflects. “But it’s a precariously balanced sweet spot and there are physical limits to our thriving which is accelerating out of control.”

THE RAW AND THE COOKED: TWO WAYS TO LISTEN TO TANYA TAGAQ’S “COLONIZER”

 

Tanya Tagaq has released two new songs from forthcoming Tongues, produced by Saul Williams and Gonjasufi. “Colonizer” and “Colonizer (Tundra Mix),” are moments for accountability, not deflection. Oh you’re guilty. It’s not a question.

The first “Colonizer” is Tagaq’s unambiguous response to performing in visibly and symbolically colonial spaces. The song clenches at the intersection of experience, violence and resistance, with droning, driving layers that throb, beat and buzz under Tagaq’s vocal rhythms.

“Colonizer (Tundra Mix),” hits differently, the product of creative marination with producers Saul Williams and Gonjasufi. Tundra Mix shows the collaborative and generative dimension of the Tongues studio experience and its potent mix of artists.

Pre-save Tongues, out Jan 21, 2022, here

ALIEN-NATION: THE DEAD SOUTH RELEASE “PEOPLE ARE STRANGE” COVER

 

The Dead South have released their version of “People Are Strange” with a new video, and it’s out of this world. Watch as our beloved bearded quartet are beamed into a Banj-UFO one by one and are forced to play in front of an intergalactic audience.

 

 

Rich with quality finger picking and replete with harmonies, Easy Listening for Jerks offers many new moods of songs we think we know so well. Pre-save the forthcoming Part I & II EPs for more ravenous reimaginings of country classics and hard rock reveries. 

 

FULLY SUBMERGED: JULY TALK RELEASE NEW SINGLE “I AM WATER”

 

Like all true Scorpios, “I Am Water” is ruled by a vast force of emotion, just as the tide is controlled by the moon. Powered by alarm and elation, the new song celebrates moving our bodies. “But we coincide,” Leah and Peter sing; we are here, now, together. When we face the cosmic improbability of it all, we can dance.

Release and unleash, be pulled by the moon out into the night. Dive into “I Am Water,” produced and mixed by Graham Walsh, in the video below.

 

 

We are thrilled to welcome JULY TALK to the Six Shooter world. This new era also brings the founding of Danuta, a home base for Leah Fay Goldstein and Peter Dreimanis’ many artistic pursuits.

WATCH WILLIAM PRINCE’S NPR MUSIC TINY DESK (HOME) CONCERT

 

Watch William Prince’s Tiny Desk (Home) Concert with performances of “Lighthouse,” “Wasted,” and “Breathless,” in which the songwriter “emanates thoughtful messages of redemption and love” (Bob Boilen, NPR Music). 

Prince is currently touring with Katie Pruitt in the USA. The “For The Time Being” Fall Tour (headline shows) makes stops on the East Coast and in Northern Manitoba, including Churchill. Looking ahead to 2022, Prince will perform in Ireland and the UK, and at Massey Hall with Serena Ryder on April 1.

ARTHORSE: MEET LYLE BELL, CREATIVE WIZARD BEHIND WHITEHORSE’S DOUBLE ALBUM DROP OF 2021

 

Six Shooter celebrates the work of artist-in-residence Lyle Bell, leader of the label’s in-house Art Squad, with a new mini-doc that goes behind the scenes and into the creative minds of the visual team behind Whitehorse’s 2021 releases.

In 2020, Whitehorse delivered three new full-length albums to Six Shooter Records, home of the artists’ solo careers and musical partnership for over 20 years. Modern Love is a hushed lo-fi affair, a collection of tender and juicy secrets whispered directly into your ear. Strike Me Down, album number 2, is a work of bravado and bluster, all high gloss and megawatts. The third, well, it’s not quite time for that yet, but trust us when we say it’s Whitehorse at their most excellent.

But what would these albums, photos and videos look like? How could it all be done in the middle of a pandemic, on a limited budget? And, most importantly, who would translate these vastly different moods into visuals? Enter Lyle Bell, mad scientist, wizard and captain of Six Shooter’s Art Squad.

Step into Lyle Bell’s creative process in a brand new, ‘making of’ mini doc here.

Part I: Modern Love: What if an album cover goes POP?
Part II: Strike Me Down: Building an album cover you can smash.
Part III: Target Practice: The making of “Promises” official video
Part IV: Whitehorse Rides Again

ABOUT LYLE BELL

An artistic renaissance man of sorts, Lyle is currently the resident graphic designer and photographer at Six Shooter Records. He is an accomplished musician and songwriter, relentlessly writing and touring with his bands The Wet Secrets, Whitey Houston and synthlords Shout Out Out Out Out. He cut his teeth working at famed alt paper Vue Weekly, screening gig posters, building cameras and obsessing over analog photography in the dark room.